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Spirt worth the dex for max block?

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by Voice, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Voice

    Voice IncGamers Member

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    Spirt worth the dex for max block?

    I am currently making a poison / bone necro that i've been wanting to make for oh lets say 5 months and finally decided to do it. As i noticed my gear setup I noticed i lacked fhr. And i been debating on what shield to use anyways, homoc or darkforce. Then lastnight i thought ... spirit !!!

    Has crap for blockrate but will give me the fcr I need very nicely. Items I was thinking of using

    dweb
    spirit
    +2 / 20 fcr / prisamic circlet
    nigma
    trang gloves
    waterwalks or treks
    trang belt
    2 x bul rings
    dunno about ammy .. but it wont be maras b/c in the 3 years i've played i've yet to use that thing. (I got a personal hate for this ammy)

    I thought maybe i'll craft a safety ammy until i get a decent one w/ 10% increased chance of blocking.

    Also another shield i was REALLY thinking on using is an up'ed mosers that i got on a mule right now. Any input?

    Oh btw this is for pvm but i want it to be able to go pvp w/ minimum gear switch.
     
  2. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    If you use that amulet you'll be able to get 52% blocking on your Spirit. In order to get max block at higher levels you'll need to invest an enormous amount of Dex. It is not worth it IMO.




    Moser's is a good blocking shield if you put something like Eld in one of the two free sockets to increase the block rate a bit. Otherwise it will cost you too much Dex too get max block.
     
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    Voice IncGamers Member

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    so do people only use ss or homoc if they want max block?
     
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    yes, homonc is the best way to go if you want max block on necro,
     
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    Hmm i was thinking of using a Spirit shield myself and concluded that it is the ideal shield to reach higher FCR rates if its a Vitamancer i.e a necro with base dex and lots of life so %blocking won't matter. Unfotunately my current necro is aiming for a decent % block with homo with high dmg bone armor absorb with marrows *cough* Looking at the WORST possible roll a wizzy and a lousy spirit would give you 75%fcr, nice resists, huge mana, some life so wow! If only necro heads could get 4 socks *drolls* Dunno how Vitamancers fare in pvp but in pvm with summons/merc you hardly get hit anyways :p If you do just recast your bone armor once it gets down. Perhaps the more experiencd PvP necro players here could help u out as i build mostly PvM chars hehe
     
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    Necrochild313 IncGamers Member

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    Very nice setup Voice :)

    On my poison/bone hybrid I use the following:

    Dweb
    2/20/mana/str circ
    Trang Gloves
    Arachnid Mesh
    FCR ring with res/mana
    Crafted +2 nec ammy with resists/PLR
    Homoncolus (max block)
    BP Enigma

    I obtain the 75% fcr breakpoint this way and it works out quite nice. However, why did you decide to use trang's belt? It'd be nice with trang's shield (for the additional -25% gear -res). I guess they may be quite expensive on ladder, I haven't played much this season.
     

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